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2021 Open Championship

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2021 Open Championship
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Tournament information
Dates15–18 July 2021
LocationSandwich, England
51°16′26″N 1°22′01″E / 51.274°N 1.367°E / 51.274; 1.367Coordinates: 51°16′26″N 1°22′01″E / 51.274°N 1.367°E / 51.274; 1.367
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Course(s)Royal St George's Golf Club
Organized byThe R&A
Tour(s)
  • European Tour
  • PGA Tour
  • Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length7,204 yards (6,587 m)
Field156 players
Location Map
Royal St Georges is located in the United Kingdom
Royal St Georges
Royal St Georges
Location in the United Kingdom
Royal St Georges is located in England
Royal St Georges
Royal St Georges
Location in England
Royal St Georges is located in Kent
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Location in Kent
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The 2021 Open Championship will be the 149th Open Championship, held 15–18 July 2021 at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England.
It will be the 15th Open Championship played at Royal St George's, and the first since Darren Clarke won in 2011. Alterations to the course since 2011 include changes to bunkers on the 4th, 5th, 7th, 17th and 18th hole.

Media[edit]

The 2021 Open Championship will be televised by Comcast in both the United Kingdom and the United States, domestically in the UK with the Sky Sports brand, and in the United States by their Golf Channel brand, including broadcast network coverage on weekends.

Venue[edit]

Royal St Georges tasked golf course architects Mackenzie and Ebert to make alterations to the course in preparation to the 2020 Open Championship. Large bunkers at the 4th and 7th holes, and a large bare sand area to the left of the 5th hole were restored. Two bunkers to the left of the 17th green were replaced by a swale and bunkering was altered on the 18th hole. Improvements were also made to the practice facilities.[1]

Course layout[edit]

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 444 4 10 415 4
2 417 4 11 243 3
3 240 3 12 381 4
4 495   4^ 13 459 4
5 419 4 14 547 5
6 178 3 15 496 4
7 564 5 16 163 3
8 453 4 17 426 4
9 412 4 18 459 4
Out 3,622 35 In 3,589 35
Source: Total 7,211 70

Field[edit]

Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on 18 July 2021
2. The Open Champions for 2010–2019
3. Top 10 finishers and ties in the 2019 Open Championship
4. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for Week 21, 2021
5. Top 30 on the 2020 Race to Dubai
6. Last three BMW PGA Championship winners
7. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2021 Race to Dubai through the BMW International Open
8. Last five Masters Tournament winners
9. Last five PGA Championship winners
10. Last five U.S. Open winners
11. Last three Players Championship winners
12. The 30 qualifiers for the 2020 Tour Championship
13. Top 5 players, not already exempt, within the top 20 of the 2021 FedEx Cup points list through the Travelers Championship
14. Winner of the 2020 Open de Argentina
15. Playing members of the 2019 Presidents Cup teams
16. Winner of the 2020 Asian Tour Order of Merit
17. Winner of the 2020–21 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
18. Winner of the 2020–21 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
19. Winner of the 2020 Japan Open
20. Winner of the 2021 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf
21. Top 2 on the 2020 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List
22. Top player, not already exempt, on the 2021 Japan Golf Tour Official Money List through the Japan Golf Tour Championship
23. Winner of the 2019 Senior Open Championship
24. Winner of the 2021 Amateur Championship
25. Winner of the 2020 U.S. Amateur
26. Winners of the 2021 European Amateur
27. Recipient of the 2020 Mark H. McCormack Medal
28. Winner of the 2020 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
29. Winner of the 2021 Latin America Amateur Championship
Open Qualifying Series

The Open Qualifying Series (OQS) consists of twelve events from the six major tours. Places are available to the leading players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top n and ties. In the event of ties, positions go to players ranked highest according to that week's OWGR.

Location Tournament Date Spots Top Qualifiers
Australia Emirates Australian Open 3 10 Matt Jones, Takumi Kanaya (a), Aaron Pike
Africa South African Open 3 10 Jaco Ahlers, Marcus Armitage, Branden Grace
Singapore SMBC Singapore Open 4 12 Kim Joo-hyung, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Richard T. Lee, Poom Saksansin
United States Arnold Palmer Invitational 3 10 Joel Dahmen, Danny Lee, Keith Mitchell
Japan Mizuno Open 4 12
Ireland Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 4 12
Morocco Trophée Hassan II 1 5
Canada RBC Canadian Open 3 10
Korea Kolon Korea Open 2 8
United States Travelers Championship 2 8
Scotland Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open 4 12
United States John Deere Classic 1 5
Final Qualifying

The Final Qualifying events will be played on 30 June at five courses covering Scotland and the North-West, Central and South-coast regions of England. Three qualifying places were available at each location.

Fairmont St Andrews
Notts (Hollinwell)
Prince's
St Annes Old Links
Alternates

To make up the full field of 156, additional places are allocated in ranking order from the Official World Golf Ranking at the time that these places are made available by the Championship Committee.

Past champions expected in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won
Shane Lowry  Ireland 2019
Francesco Molinari  Italy 2018
Jordan Spieth  United States 2017
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 2016
Zach Johnson  United States 2015
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2014
Phil Mickelson  United States 2013
Ernie Els  South Africa 2002, 2012
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2011
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 2010
Stewart Cink  United States 2009
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2007, 2008
Tiger Woods  United States 2000, 2005, 2006
Todd Hamilton  United States 2004
David Duval  United States 2001
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999
John Daly  United States 1995
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989


References[edit]

  1. "Royal St George's". Mackenzie and Ebert. Retrieved 16 October 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2021 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2022 Masters


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